The Famous Fried Green Tomatoes

Have you ever watched Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café? If not, it is definitely a huge mistake! We believe that is an all time classic that must be seen 🙂

Back in 2010 we went on a 6 week road trip in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. Before taking the trip we had watched the movie and decided to make a short stop in Juliette, GA where the movie was shot, on our way from Atlanta, GA to St. George Island, FL.

Driving into Juliette was like driving into the movie. The town looked almost like it did back in 1991 when the movie was made, and of cause they served fried green tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe 🙂 Before watching the movie and visiting the town, we didn’t know much about fried green tomatoes, but we can assure you, that that has changed now 😀

As often as possible – the tomato season – we make these fabulous tomatoes as snacks. In the beginning of the tomato season we have to order the green tomatoes at the local farmers market, while there are no problem getting them in the late tomato season, as many people make pickled green tomatoes.

The picture below are taken in Juliette and represent the old mill, where there is a motorcycle museum today. Are you ever going near Juliette, you should definitely give it try 🙂

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Ingredients (4-5 servings)

10 green tomatoes, small

3 tbsp. flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 pinch pepper

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup Japanese breadcrumbs (Panko)

1 cup canola oil


Cut the green tomatoes in half if you use small tomatoes. If you use regular sized tomatoes, cut them into 1/2 – 1 inch slices.

Combine flour, salt and pepper. Turn the sliced tomatoes in the flour followed by the the buttermilk and then the breadcrumbs.IMG_0763

Place the breaded tomatoes in the fridge for about an hour before frying them.

Heat the oil in a pan and use a thermometer to control the temperature. It should be between 320 and 350F. If you have a fryer you can of cause use that 🙂

Fry the breaded tomatoes for a minute or two on each side or until they golden brown.

Serve warm as a snack with aïoli and cold beers 🙂IMG_0764 IMG_0766

Bon Appétit!


Ingredients (4-5 servings)

10 green tomatoes, small

3 tbsp. flour

1/4 tsp. salt

1 pinch pepper

2.5 dl buttermilk

2.5 dl Japanese breadcrumbs (Panko)

2.5 dl canola oil


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